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Egypt announces a new archaeological find in Minya Governorate

Egypt announces a new archaeological find in Minya Governorate
Egypt announces a new archaeological find in Minya Governorate

Egypt announced a new archaeological discovery in the Minya Governorate in the south of the country today.

Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that an archaeological mission is working under his leadership in the Al-Ghuraifa antiquities area. Batuna al-Jabal, in Minya governorate, the tomb of the supervisor of the royal treasury “Badi Est” was found inside it, with stone statues, and archaeological finds are in good condition.

The Middle East News Agency quoted my minister as saying that the cemetery It consists of a burial well, a depth of 10 meters, leading to a large chamber containing “niches” dug into the rock and closed with regular-shaped stone slabs. Inside it were found two limestone statues, one in the form of an Apis calf and the other of a woman.

And my minister explained that one of the most beautiful “canopic” vessels that were found were also found, made of albusters in the form of the four sons of Horus, engraved with the titles and names of the deceased.

He pointed to It was also found that 400 Oshapti statues of blue and green faience bearing the name of the deceased, and 6 burials of his family members containing nearly 1,000 faience orchapati statues and groups of canopic vessels made of albuster and stone Jerry and some amulets, scarabs, and a group of pottery vessels from the Sawi period.

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities noted that four stone sarcophagi in human form were still sealed with mortar, indicating that Work is still continuing to uncover more secrets and treasures of the Al-Ghuraifah area.

Egypt announces a new archaeological find in Minya Governorate

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